CEPR Conference and CEPR/JIE School on Applied Industrial Organisation - Programme

CEPR Conference and CEPR/JIE School on

Applied Industrial Organisation

Madrid, 13-15 June 2019

Scientific Committee:  Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and CEPR), Volker Nocke (University of Mannheim and CEPR), and Ali Yurukoglu (Stanford)

Venue: CaixaForum Madrid, Paseo del Prado 36

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Thursday 13 June

12:15-13:00        Light lunch/ Reception

13:00-13:10        Welcome Remarks

13:10-14:10        On the Effect of Parallel Trade on Manufacturers’ and Retailers’ Profits in the Pharmaceutical Sector by Pierre Dubois, Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR (with Morten Sæthre)

Discussant: Margaret Kyle, MINES ParisTech and CEPR

14:10-15:10       Agency Pricing and Bargaining: Evidence from the E-Book Market by Matthijs R. Wildenbeest, Indiana University (with Babur De los Santos and Daniel P. O’Brien)

Discussant: Justin Johnson, Cornell University

15:10-15:30        Coffee Break

15:30-16:40        PhD Students' Presentations

Effects of Entry of Microfinance Institutions on Market Structure in the Retail Banking Industry. Evidence from Colombia by Laura Marcela Capera Romero, Tilburg University

Superstars in Two-Sided Markets: Exclusives or Not? by Leonardo Madio, Université Catholique de Louvain (with Elias Carroni and Shiva Shekhar)

Price Transparency Against Market Power by Felix Montag, University of Munich (with Christoph                       Winter)

Do Expert Panellists Herd? Evidence from FDA Committees by Melissa Newham, KU Leuven and DIW Berlin (with Rune Midjord)

How Does Competition Affect Reputation Concerns? Theory and Evidence from Airbnb by Michelangelo Rossi, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Information vs. Regulation: A Case Study of Israeli Television by Ittai Shacham, Tilburg University

Identification and Estimation of Demand for Bundles by Ao Wang, CREST (with Alessandro Iaria)

16:40-17:00        Coffee Break

17:00-18:00        All-Pay Oligopolies: Price Competition with Unobservable Inventory Choices by Joao Montez, University of Lausanne and CEPR (with Nicolas Schutz)

Discussant: Heski Bar-Isaac, University of Toronto and CEPR

18:00-19:00        Regulation with Experimentation: Ex Ante Approval, Ex Post Withdrawal, and Liability by Marco Ottaviani, Bocconi University and CEPR (with Emeric Henry and Marco Loseto)

Discussant: Nicolas Schutz (University of Mannheim and CEPR)

20:00-21:00       Drinks (Círculo de Bellas Artes. Calle de Alcalá 42)


Friday 14 June

9:00-10:00          A Theory of Must Have by Juan-Pablo Montero, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (with Enrique Ide)

Discussant: Chiara Fumagalli, Università Bocconi and CEPR

10:00-11:00        Input Price Discrimination by Resale Market by Jeanine Miklos-Thal, University of Rochester (with Greg Shaffer)

Discussant: Lucy White, Boston University and CEPR

11:00-11:30        Coffee Break

11:30-12:30        Segmentation versus Agglomeration: Competition Between Platforms with Competitive Sellers by Martin Peitz, University of Mannheim and CEPR (with Heiko Karle and Markus Reisinger)  

Discussant: Luis Cabral, NYU Stern and CEPR 

12:30-13:30        Pricing and Fees in Auction Platforms with Two-sided Entry by Marleen Marra, University College London

Discussant: Matthew Gentry, Florida State University

13:30-15:00        Lunch & Posters by PhD students

15:00-16:00        Royalties and Deadlines in Oil and Gas Leasing: Theory and Evidence by Ryan Kellogg, University of Chicago (with Evan Herrnstadt and Eric Lewis)

Discussant: Rob Porter, Northwestern University 

16:00-17:00        Winners and Losers: the Distributional Effects of the French Feebate on the Automobile Market by Isis Durrmeyer, Toulouse School of Economics

Discussant: Frank Verboven, KU Leuven and CEPR

17:00-17:30        Coffee Break

17:30-18:30        Efficiency in Decentralized Transport Markets by Giulia Brancaccio, Cornell University (with Myrto Kalouptsidi, Theodore Papageorgiou and Nicola Rosaia)

Discussant: Nick Buchholz, Princeton University 

18:30-19:30        Caixa Forum Museum Visit (limited spaces available)

20:30                    Dinner (Ana la Santa. Plaza de Santa Ana 14)


Saturday 15 June

9:00-10:00          Informative Advertising and the Media: Evidence from a Price Transparency Regulation in Supermarkets by Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University and CEPR (with Oren Rigbi)

Discussant: Bart Bronnenberg, Tilburg University and CEPR

10:00-11:00        Competition and Incentives in Mortgage Markets: The Role of Brokers by Claudia Robles-Garcia (London School of Economics)

Discussant: Nicola Pavanini, Tilburg University and CEPR

11:00-11:30        Coffee Break

Special Session on Data in Competition Policy

11:30-12:05        Data and Competition by Alexandre de Corniere, Toulouse School of Economics and CEPR (with Greg Taylor)

12:05-12:40        Attention Oligopoly by Andrea Prat, Columbia University and CEPR (with Tommaso Valletti)

12:40-13:15        Artificial Intelligence, Algorithmic Pricing and Collusion by Vincenzo Denicolò, University of Bologna and CEPR (with Giacomo Calzolari, Emilio Calvano,  Sergio Pastorello)

13:15-13:30        Discussion

13:30-14:30        Lunch